Why not combine a stay in one of Europe`s most exotic cities, Istanbul, with a superb seven-night trip around Turkey`s most important archaeological treasures...? This awesome trot around Turkey combines Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi and shed loads more besides. The place literally jangles with historical bling...! Check out the itinerary. Product category: Legend Escorted small group tours which are popular between the 30+ age group. This tour includes 4* hotel accommodation and guiding by a licensed English speaking guide throughout the tour.
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore. Overnight Istanbul
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional `Half day Bosphorous cruise`.
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston`s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
Accommodation will be based on 4* and 5* standard hotels
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Trip Name: Fez: Aegean Delight Tour
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 646
Trip Code: 201136
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